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Spring Family Day: Journey to the Harlem Renaissance

Sunday, April 7, 2019 12 PM Resnick Education Wing
Learn how Harlem became the hub for African American artistic expression. Carnegie Hall invites families to make music together by offering a wide range of activities in its Resnick Education Wing that are free, interactive, and fun! Families can enjoy live performances, build their own instruments, sing and dance with professional musicians, and more. This event runs from 12 PM to 4 PM. Join us for an enriching afternoon of musical fun for the whole family.

Part of: Migrations: The Making of America, Family Days, and Family Events

Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about Family Events.

For ages 3–10

Sponsored by Macy’s.

Thanks to the New York City Department of Homeless Services for supporting families during Family Days.

Family Days are generously supported, in part, by an endowment gift from Linda and Earle S. Altman.

Ford Foundation

Lead support for Migrations: The Making of America is provided by the Ford Foundation, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and Igor Tulchinsky.

Howard Gilman Foundation

Additional support is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

National Endowment for the Arts: arts.gov

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Check out the day's activities:

Welcome Center
Enter the Resnick Education Wing through the Welcome Center, where you will receive the information you need to guide you through the day’s activities. You are also welcome to buy food from our concessions area or enjoy food brought from home. Before you start your journey, watch elegant dance moves of the Harlem Renaissance, performed by students from the Dancing Classrooms Youth Dance Company.

Duke’s Music Studio
Harness your imagination and go on a musical tour of the Harlem Renaissance. Listen as a jazz band immerses you in the sounds of jazz clubs, dance halls, and more. Contribute your own movements and voice!

Jacob’s Art Space
Create colorful collages inspired by such iconic Harlem artists as Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden.                                                                                                                                                                                                

Josephine’s Nightclub
Travel back in time with Harlem-based music group Mwenso and the Shakes as they take you on a journey through the music of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. From swing to the Charleston, Dancing Classrooms will teach you basic steps that had their heyday during the Harlem Renaissance. For more information about the artists, visit mwensoandshakes.com and dancingclassrooms.org.

Photo Station: A Great Day at Carnegie Hall
Don’t forget to capture memories from your visit to Carnegie Hall by snapping a family photo taken in front of a backdrop of the legendary Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Dress up your photo with musical props!

Louis’s Instrument Workshop
Build an instrument out of recycled materials and join in an interactive performance with Bash the Trash, weaving songs together to tell the story of a girl’s journey to Harlem during the Great Migration. Take your instruments with you to create musical memories at home. For more information about the artists, visit bashthetrash.com.

Langston’s Writing Room
Unleash the poet inside you as you amplify your voice and create a poem inspired by the work of Langston Hughes and other poets. Then, perform your poetry in an informal poetry slam.